SketchUp for Woodworking

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  • Produce scaled, accurately dimensioned plans

    SketchUp Pro isn’t just for making 3D models. Use the included LayOut tool to generate beautiful multi-page documents with exploded model views, dimensions, renderings, notes and other critical information. And when your model changes, so do your drawings. Simple.

  • Show customers exactly what they’re getting

    When it comes to showing customers exactly what you’re making for them, nothing beats a 3D model. Eliminate ambiguity, unpleasant surprises and expensive changes by using SketchUp Pro to produce clear presentation drawings.

  • Use real materials in your designs

    It’s a simple matter to photograph your raw materials in order to visualize wood grain, color and finishes in SketchUp Pro. You’ll also find plenty of material catalogs from manufacturers on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

  • Try out design variations and see them in 3D

    Experimenting on the computer is a lot less expensive than experimenting in the shop. Use SketchUp Pro to visualize as many designs as you like without wasting a single piece of wood.

  • Model complicated joints and connections

    Orthographic drawings can be hard to read, but 3D models are clear. Use the Solid tools in SketchUp Pro to help you figure out mortise and tenons, miters, biscuit joints, dovetails, rabbets, dadoes and doweled butt joints.

  • Save time and money by making fewer mistakes

    Shop time is precious and wood is expensive. Building a model in SketchUp Pro lets you get more done in less time, with less waste. Plus, you’ll have more fun because you’ll have a better idea of what you’re aiming for.

  • Measure twice, cut once

    This old adage has never been truer. You can think of building a 3D model of your project as the ultimate form of measurement. If it’s right in SketchUp Pro, chances are good that it’ll be right when you build it.

  • Export PDFs, movies, images and CAD files

    You can turn your SketchUp Pro models into images, PDFs, CAD files and even HD videos. You can also print drawings to scale, of course. Produce any form of visualization that your customers want to see.

  • Create dimensionally-accurate, highly-detailed 3D models

    SketchUp Pro is accurate to the thousandth of an inch. You can include as much or as little detail as you choose. Model anything from a wall of cabinets to a single lap joint—and everything in between.

  • Visualize lathed shapes

    It can be tricky to visualize the physical result of a 2D lathe profile before you start. With SketchUp Pro, it’s a cinch to see exactly what you’ll get.

Woodworking Case Studies

Case Study: Popular Woodworking Magazine
SketchUp Pro Story: Bob Lang, Woodworker
Produce scaled, accurately dimensioned plans

SketchUp Pro isn’t just for making 3D models. Use the included LayOut tool to generate beautiful multi-page documents with exploded model views, dimensions, renderings, notes and other critical information. And when your model changes, so do your drawings. Simple.

Show customers exactly what they’re getting

When it comes to showing customers exactly what you’re making for them, nothing beats a 3D model. Eliminate ambiguity, unpleasant surprises and expensive changes by using SketchUp Pro to produce clear presentation drawings.

Use real materials in your designs

It’s a simple matter to photograph your raw materials in order to visualize wood grain, color and finishes in SketchUp Pro. You’ll also find plenty of material catalogs from manufacturers on the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

Try out design variations and see them in 3D

Experimenting on the computer is a lot less expensive than experimenting in the shop. Use SketchUp Pro to visualize as many designs as you like without wasting a single piece of wood.

Model complicated joints and connections

Orthographic drawings can be hard to read, but 3D models are clear. Use the Solid tools in SketchUp Pro to help you figure out mortise and tenons, miters, biscuit joints, dovetails, rabbets, dadoes and doweled butt joints.

Save time and money by making fewer mistakes

Shop time is precious and wood is expensive. Building a model in SketchUp Pro lets you get more done in less time, with less waste. Plus, you’ll have more fun because you’ll have a better idea of what you’re aiming for.

Measure twice, cut once

This old adage has never been truer. You can think of building a 3D model of your project as the ultimate form of measurement. If it’s right in SketchUp Pro, chances are good that it’ll be right when you build it.

Export PDFs, movies, images and CAD files

You can turn your SketchUp Pro models into images, PDFs, CAD files and even HD videos. You can also print drawings to scale, of course. Produce any form of visualization that your customers want to see.

Create dimensionally-accurate, highly-detailed 3D models

SketchUp Pro is accurate to the thousandth of an inch. You can include as much or as little detail as you choose. Model anything from a wall of cabinets to a single lap joint—and everything in between.

Visualize lathed shapes

It can be tricky to visualize the physical result of a 2D lathe profile before you start. With SketchUp Pro, it’s a cinch to see exactly what you’ll get.